Indoor Air Quality HVAC Testing & Services
Expert Indoor Air Quality Services at Greenwell
What Is Indoor Air Quality?
As the term suggests, indoor air quality, or IAQ, refers to the quality of the air inside your home. As a measure, it will help you understand how clean the air is. Your air may be free of industrial pollutants, but you may have a reason for concern if it’s full of dust, bacteria, smoke, pet dander or other particulate matter.
Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?
IAQ is linked directly to health and well-being. With quality indoor air, your family will breathe clean air free of health-threatening bacteria or smoke. This will lead a better quality of life, with a minimized risk of respiratory or chronic illnesses.
In addition, investing in indoor air quality mitigates against short-term health effects, including fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and irritation of the eyes, throat, nose and lungs. When irritants are eliminated from the air, everyone can breathe well and be comfortable indoors.
Clean indoor air is also tied to HVAC longevity. When dust settles on air ducts and filters, it strains the equipment and forces it to work harder. Eliminating the pollutants will enable the HVAC system to work efficiently and effectively for a longer time. In addition, you’ll benefit from lower energy bills.
What’s Included in Indoor Air Quality Services
When it comes to cleaning indoor air, we’ve got many solutions at Greenwell. All are designed to solve existing indoor air quality problems, deter future issues, and maintain a clean and healthy indoor environment. Here’s how we can help:
- Interior air quality testing services. Our specialists can assess your current indoor air quality promptly, ensuring we’re in and out of your home quickly.
- Ductwork installs and repairs. We can handle your duct needs, whether you need professional ductwork installation or repairs to your existing system.
- Air duct cleaning services. By thoroughly cleaning the ductwork, we help to improve the quality of the air flowing through your home while optimizing HVAC operation.
- Air handler cleaning. We clean air handlers, which also improves the air you breathe and HVAC efficiency.
- Air filter replacements. Our professionals recommend replacing air filters every three months, since they can clog from sieving foreign materials from the air.
- Humidifier and dehumidifier installation. To balance the humidity level indoors, we can install humidifiers that add moisture levels to dry, uncomfortable air or dehumidifiers to reduce the water vapor from saturated air.
- Heat and energy recovery ventilator installation. These ventilators optimize ventilation without compromising temperature and, in the process, reduce strains on HVAC systems.
- Ultraviolet lighting installation. We can also install and maintain UV air disinfection or filtration technology to eradicate mold spores and mildew, which can help if you have breathing problems.
Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Air pollutants are obvious culprits, but what might not be so apparent is the impact of ventilation. Let’s take a deeper look at what can cause your air quality issues.
Microscopic airborne particles are the primary cause of poor indoor air quality. Common pollutants include cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide, animal dander, dust and pollen. Excessive moisture in the air is also an air pollutant, as it can hinder breathing and cause grave air quality issues, such as mold and mildew.
Indoor air with one or more of the above pollutants can affect your well-being in both the short and long term. But air quality solutions — such as air purifiers — can head off or reduce health problems. When you hire the Greenwell team, we’ll assess your needs and help you select the perfect air filtration system to catch pollutants before they can affect you.
Poor ventilation means indoor air won’t circulate well, polluted air won’t find its way outdoors and fresh outdoor air won’t enter quickly. The result is accumulated indoor air pollutants and poor air quality.
We acknowledge that air naturally enters residences through windows, doors, and cracks in walls and ceiling spaces, but enhanced ventilation makes air movement more efficient. You may especially want to evaluate your need for ventilation if your home lies near an outdoor source of smoke and dust. In such a case, the best solution would be to install air purifiers.
Long-Term Risks of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality affects everyday comfort. Catching the flu may be more frequent, you may suddenly have asthma or a viral infection keeps coming. Or your already delicate health may worsen. Even if you’re currently healthy, prolonged exposure to harmful pollutants may manifest negative effects in time.
Poor indoor air quality exacerbates respiratory conditions, with the severity of the effects usually dependent on age and sensitivity to airborne pollutants. Healthy people aren’t spared, as indoor air pollution may eventually lead to non-communicable diseases, such as lung cancer and stroke.
Remember that improving indoor air quality won’t cure preexisting health conditions or serious medical issues such as cancer. However, it can help reduce the severity of symptoms in asthma sufferers and minimize symptoms associated with chronic diseases.